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LES FILMS ANIMES: Animated films to Teach French For Secondary Teachers 5-12 (In French)

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This course is an online course designed for teachers 5-12 who wish to continue to develop their language skills, study and teach French culture and language through animated films in French. Participants will study four animated movies: Ratatouille, Le roi lion, Kirikou et la sorcière et le Petit Prince. Emphasis will be on vocabulary building, improving conversational and writing skills, reading comprehension, analysis, as well as discussions of cultural events in the films ‘contexts. The projected outcome of this course is to provide classroom teachers with the knowledge, understanding, and methodologies needed to enable them to have more engaging students through the use of animated films in their class. Two of these films are useful to study French African legends, animals and fauna. In fact, Disney is going to offer a premier of the 3D version of Le roi lion in July 2019. The other movies stress on the importance of food in France and the clash of the new values versus the old ones and how to reconcile them. These animated films are an excellent tool to teach French to your students. The songs are also very catchy helping your students to learn in an easy and lively manner. This course is conducted in French by a native speaker, Dr. Sylvie Pressman.

67.5 Professional Development Points ($299)

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Educators Academy instructors are all native speakers with high credentials and excellent standards. Although our courses are usually organized on an eight week schedule, teachers may obtain an automatic extension catered to their needs within one year limit.  


Graduate Credits

  • Graduate Courses for degree completion, professional development, re-certification or salary advancement.

  • Courses taken for Colorado State University – Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) earn graduate credits which can transfer to graduate degree program or count for the 12 credit option for professional licensure in Massachusetts.

  • Teachers will obtain 3 graduate credits and professional development points (67.5) upon completion of our graduate courses.


Professional Development Points for French and Spanish Teachers

Educators Academy is an approved Professional Development Provider by Massachusetts Department of Education for Secondary and Elementary (DESE).

  • Teachers can choose to take our graduate courses to obtain a certificate of completion for Professional Development Points only. MA DESE will convert a 3-credit graduate course into 67.5 PDPs  (1 semester hour = 22.5 PDPs)



  • 67.5 Professional Development Points - $399

  • 3 Fully Transferable Graduate credits / 67.5 PDPs - $649 

2024 Spring Semester Course Registration   

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** Withdrawals and Refund Policy **

A student is entitled to a refund of tuition according to the following schedule:

  • Withdrawals received by end of the first week of course                                          Full Refund*

  • Withdrawals received in the second week of the course                                           50% Refund

  • Withdrawals received after the second week of the course                                      No Refund

​* If a student downloaded more than 30% of the class material, a full refund cannot be made.

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